MBA in International Business

Earning your MBA in International Business at Lynn will get you more than just a graduate-level business degree.

Yes, you’ll gain the business and management skills that an MBA assumes—but you’ll also gain an added specialization in the area of your choice.

The business landscape is becoming more interconnected with each passing day. Because of that, every businessperson needs to be an expert in cross-cultural communication and the leadership it takes to be effective. At Lynn, you can gain all of the knowledge and experience you need to excel anywhere in the world.

Your professors will teach from personal experience in the field, providing you with details regarding top methods in business plan development, international expansion and managing global resources. Class discussions will be internationally authentic, too—Lynn is ranked for having one of the most diverse populations of a school its size, so you can pick up on various cultures just by sitting in the classroom.

Sometimes, though, it’s easiest to learn hands-on. That’s why we offer international business study abroad opportunities, providing Lynn students the chance to travel to major business hubs in China, where you can really experience and learn from an international business culture first hand.

The specialization in international business will add to the management skills you’ve already gained through personal experience and your undergraduate studies. You’ll take detailed courses that examine every financial aspect of international business, with an emphasis on cultural and regional business standards. 

In fact, the global exposure you’ll gain at Lynn will be a great addition to your MBA. About 25% of our students are international, from countries outside of the U.S., so we can guarantee that you’ll gain experience working with various cultures and nationalities. Your experience at Lynn will provide a perfect transition from typical business dealings to a more global stance in the marketplace.

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Learn more about our undergraduate-level B.S. in International Business Management.

It is possible to complete this degree entirely online. Learn more.

International Business MBA: Career opportunities

The international business management programs offered at Lynn consistently produce successful and highly skilled professionals. An undergraduate degree will prepare you for specialist and coordinator-level roles, while a graduate degree will provide managerial and director-level skill in such areas as domestic, international and global corporations, international trade within the public sector, sales and marketing, or international or financial banking, to name a few.

Your new degree will give you access to impressive career opportunities—many more than we could ever hope to list. Still, we’ve created this short sampling of careers you might pursue with this degree:

  • Corporate manager
  • Chief executive / information officer
  • Global business manager
  • International trade specialist
  • Entrepreneur

Alumni of the international business management programs at Lynn have been noted for the incredible things they’ve done since commencement. Our graduates have worked with international companies all around the globe, including:

  • Tyco in Boca Raton, Florida
  • Enterprise Holdings, headquartered in Clayton, Mississippi
  • Parker Hannifin, headquartered in Mayfield Heights, Ohio
  • Merrill Lynch, headquartered in New York City, New York
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers, headquartered in London, U.K.

Or, of course, you can use the knowledge you gain from the International Business MBA degree program to open your own business and become an international entrepreneur.

We’re happy to help you set and reach your career goals. At Lynn, all students enjoy free career planning services.

International Business MBA: Salary outlook

Employment of management analysts, such as those found in international business, is expected to increase by 19 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Graduating from the International Business MBA program at Lynn University may increase your earning potential in business by opening the door to new management and leadership opportunities. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics determined that median annual wages in May 2012 in corporate settings were $168,140 for chief executive officers, $81,080 for administrative service managers and $78,600 for management analysts.

International Business MBA: Curriculum

All MBA students will complete a series of seven foundational courses that provide a knowledge of business and management with topics in marketing, human resources and financial accountability. 

Courses specific to the MBA in International Business program:

MBA 661: International Trade and Investment
This analysis of international trade and investment from the perspective of globalization focuses on the traditional theories of trade and investment. The normative aspects of international economics and commerce and the latest development and integration of the world economy will be discussed.

MBA 665: International Finance
Overview of the tools (e.g. hedging, swaps, counter trade) and methods financial managers use to solve financial problems that emanate from fluctuating currency exchange rates, currency exchange controls, tariffs, taxes, inflation and accounting practices.

MBA 668: Special Topics in International Business
Lectures and seminars on advanced selected topics in international business such as international marketing, international management, comparative economic systems and international law.

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Last modified: Oct. 22, 2014